ERIC Number: ED040474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-21
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The Effects of Holding a Work-Study Job on the Academic Achievement of First Semester Freshmen at the University of South Carolina.
South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Div. of Student Affairs.
The hypothesis of this study was that there is no significant difference between the mean academic performance of freshmen who hold work-study jobs during their first semester and those who do not, where performance is measured in terms of Grade Point Average (GPA). Subjects were two matched groups, the first being 27 students who held work-study jobs for the entire semester and carried 12 semester hours. The control group was composed of 27 students who did not hold jobs during the first semester. Results showed that the first semester mean GPA of the work-study group was insignificantly higher than that of the control group. However, it is quite possible that some extraneous factors counterbalanced any detrimental effects of the job, such as more personal attention which could instill a sense of responsibility for work-study students, and the need to develop better study habits. Further research is needed on the effects of attitudinal and motivational variables on the classroom performance of the working student. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Div. of Student Affairs.